Homecoming 2018
September 28-29, 2018

HC 2018


2018 Tentative Schedule 

Register Online

Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Celebrating Town & Gown 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Paint the Paws
Friday, September 28, 2018
  • 2 p.m. Reunion registration starts; it continues throughout the weekend. Registration will take place at the Alumni House.
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
  • Chown Golf Learning Center Dedication (New Harry Mussatto Golf Course Club House) Time: TBA
Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT (Menu: Hot dogs, cheese burgers and hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato chips, bottled water, canned soda and coffee.)
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. Youngstown State - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.


2017 Grand Marshals


Western Illinois University alumni Dave '72 and Jackie '85 '94 Thompson have been named the grand marshals for the WIU 2017 Homecoming Celebration, "Storybook Homecoming: A Tale of Leatherneck Pride."

"The Thompson's commitment to and unwavering support of WIU their entire lives demonstrates their Leatherneck pride through and through. They are the ideal choice to lead the 2017 parade," said WIU Alumni Programs Director Amy Spelman '98.

Jackie served as the vice president for administrative services at Western for 14 years, retiring in 2011 after 41 years and Dave is a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial Agent. 
More information on the 2017 Grand Marshals can be found HERE!


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  Homecoming T-shirts

If you didn't order a 2017 Homecoming T-shirt, call 309-298-1914 to order today.


  Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming 2019--October 5, 2019

Homecoming 2020--TBA





Homecoming 2018

Celebrating Town & Gown

Paint the Paws

2018 Reunion

Old Stompin' Ground Runaround

Parade Route

Parade Registration

Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming Week Schedule




Last Year's Highlights